Foreign Body in the Nose Glossary of Terms

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Breathing: The process of respiration, during which air is inhaled into the lungs through ...

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Catheter: A thin, flexible tube.

Cheek: The side of the face, which forms the side wall of the mouth. The cheekbone is part...

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Chronic: In medicine, lasting a long time. A chronic condition is one that lasts 3 months ...

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Complication: In medicine, an unanticipated problem that arises following, and is a result...

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Compress: Cloth or another material applied under pressure to an area of the skin and held...

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Congestion: An abnormal or excessive accumulation of a body fluid. The term is used broadl...

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CT scan: Computed tomography scan. Detailed images of internal organs are obtained by this...

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Cure: 1. To heal, to make well, to restore to good health. 2. A time withou...

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Diagnosis: 1 The nature of a disease; the identification of an illness. 2 A ...

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Discharge: 1.The flow of fluid from part of the body, such as from the nose or vag...

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Drip: Short for intravenous drip, a device for administering a fluid drop-by-drop into a v...

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Emergency department: The department of a hospital responsible for the provision of medica...

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Esophagus: The tube that connects the pharynx (throat) with the stomach. The esophagus lie...

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Gastroenterologist: A physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases...

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Impetigo: A skin infection caused by the staphylococcus or, less often, by the streptococc...

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Infection: The invasion and multiplication of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, an...

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Injure: To harm, hurt, or wound. The word injure may be in physical or emotional sense. Fr...

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Injury: Harm or hurt. To harm, hurt, or wound. The word injure may be in physical or emot...

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Lungs: The lungs are a pair of breathing organs located with the chest which remove carbon...

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Mouth: 1. The upper opening of the digestive tract, beginning with the lips and con...

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Nasal: Having to do with the nose.

Neck: The part of the body joining the head to the shoulders. Also, any narrow or constric...

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Nose: The external midline projection from the face. The purpose of the nose is to warm, c...

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Nosebleed: Bleeding from the blood vessels of the nose. The nose is rich in blood vessels ...

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Nostril: The external opening of the nose. The nostrils are also called the nares.

Pain: An unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Pa...

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Primary care: A patient's main source for regular medical care, ideally providing continui...

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Prognosis: The forecast of the probable outcome or course of a disease; the patient's chan...

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Radiopaque: Opaque to one or another form of radiation, such as X-rays. Radiopaque objects...

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Rash: Breaking out (eruption) of the skin. A rash can be caused by an underlying medical c...

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Remedy: Something that consistently helps treat or cure a disease.

Scan: As a noun, the data or image obtained from the examination of organs or regions of...

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Sinus: 1. An air-filled cavity in a dense portion of a skull bone. The sinuses decr...

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Sinusitis: Inflammation of the lining membrane in any of the hollow areas (sinuses) of the...

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Sneeze: 1. As a verb, to suddenly expel air through the nose and mouth by an involu...

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Stage: As regards cancer, the extent of a cancer, especially whether the disease has spre...

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Stomach: The digestive organ that is located in the upper abdomen, under the ribs. The upp...

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Substance: 1. Material with particular features.
2. The material that...

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Symptom: Any subjective evidence of disease. In contrast, a sign is objective. Blood comin...

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Throat: The throat is the anterior (front) portion of the neck beginning at the back of th...

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Trauma: A physical or emotional injury.

Vomit: Matter from the stomach that has come up into and may be ejected beyond the mouth, ...

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Wheezing: A whistling noise in the chest during breathing. Wheezing occurs when the airway...

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X-ray: High-energy radiation with waves shorter than those of visible light. X-ray is used...

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